Definition Essay; Lies

869 Words May 1st, 2012 4 Pages
Definition Essay
April 6, 2012 To many people, a lie has little significance. Some people tell lies as a way to cover something up, make a different name for themselves, or just to make excuses. No matter what the situation, my father has constantly reminded me that the truth will set you free, and as I get older even though I am still in my youth, the more I realize the truth and importance of that statement. To me a lie is a form of disloyalty, the less you respect the person the more you lie to them as a way to cover up your true identity. A lie is when you mislead what is really the truth; where you don’t tell the full truth in order to deceive someone, or you avoid being honest at all. There are several different outcomes to
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Even though what she’s wearing may be particularly unflattering, an acceptable answer would be to tell her she looked nice. Although you may sacrifice being a completely honest person, you will certainly gain the satisfaction of making someone feel good about themselves. And after all, who doesn’t want to feel good about themselves? In order to realize the repercussions of lying, you must find out first-hand how that decision to lie directly affects your life. It is only human to want to be something you’re not, which is generally why people lie in order to come off as something they aspire to have or be. For instance, a person may lie to another about being older, to come off as more mature. Once it’s been said, a certain level of trust between the two people has been broken which takes time to repair. Commonly, people tend to get themselves into a string of lies. Some people call this “digging yourself a hole” because once you’ve told a significant amount of lies; it’s difficult to get yourself out of it. At a certain point in this cycle of lies, people often begin to create a new identity for themselves in order to feel acknowledged as something different than who they are. While this may seem OK at the time, it only creates problems in any sort of relationship. A real

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